Sidney Crosby Feels Parties in NHL Talks Not Making Sense
New York, NY
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby expressed disappointment by the way the NHL-NHLPA negotiations are turning out.
The NHL and NHLPA met with federal mediators, but sat in separate rooms.
Crosby was puzzled why mediators have to carry messages for the two sides from one room to the other.
"They didn't even have a face-to-face meeting. From what I heard, it was just a meeting with mediators. It is discouraging," said Crosby. "For me, it just doesn't make any sense. Why can't they get in the room and keep talking? I don't know what that mindset is or how that's going to help things progress."
Crosby has been thinking of going to Europe in order to resume playing instead of waiting for the two sides to resolve the issues.
The 2007 NHL MVP and 2010 Olympic gold medalist has been limited to just 28 games since January 2011 because of a series of debilitating concussions. He signed a 12-year contract extension with the Penguins last summer.
He's healthy now and is eager for some action.
The NHL and NHLPA have yet to meet in a face-to-face meeting since talks dissolved one week ago.
43% of the season has already been canceled, along with the Winter Classic and the All-Star game.
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